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Panama Hartman Estate Black Winey

Updated: Feb 21

This new coffee originated in Panama with an altitude of 1260-1500 meters above sea level.

Panama Hartman coffee has variety of Caturra & Typica.

Hartmann Estate is owned by the Hartmann family. Mr. Alois St. Hartmann (Luis Hartmann) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1891 which he abandoned as a young boy when the First World War began. He originally migrated to Pennsylvania, USA. At the age of 20 Mr. Hartmann travelled to Panama and eventually decided to settle down in the province of Chiriqui, specifically in the Candela region where in 1912 he built a house and began farming coffee!


Today, the third generation of the Hartmann family represented by Mr. Ratibor Hartmann continues to manage the estate along with 4 of his siblings. Each sibling is in charge of a specific operation on the farm. There is a warm family vibe at the farm and everything seems to work itself out. You can tell that this family has lived together all their lives.

This “Winey” lot is one of three process styles that we shipped from Hartmann Estate. Winey process is where very ripe (slightly darker than when cherries are usually picked) cherry is picked and sorted however the fruity ‘pulp’ surrounding the bean is left intact and sent to dry on African raised beds. These raised beds allow greater airflow during drying to help eliminate the risk of over-ripening, ferment and spoiling. The result is an incredibly fruit-driven, delicate floral character, a sweet lingering finish and juicy-bodied coffee, with slightly lower up-front acidity when compared to a washed and even honey lot from this farm. Ratibor’s Winey continues to be one of our most popular coffees and we’re thrilled to be working with him again this year.

The black winey process starts with very ripe cherries, picked later than usual and left to dry on raised beds with the fruity pulp still in tact.

About Panama

Panama borders Colombia and Costa Rica. Panama’s coffee producing areas are located in the regions around one of the highest inactive volcanoes of Central America, the Volcan Baru, Boquete, Volcan, and Renacimiento. Panama has a very unique microclimate and its surrounding land is full of rich nutritional and fertile soils, making these highlands perfect conditions to cultivate and harvest a great variety of special coffees.


Coffees are produced in the Republic of Panama, a small strip of land that unites North and South America. Panama is located 9 degrees north of the Equator and is home to the Panama Canal.


Farms are located in the highlands of Chiriqui, a province in the West of Panama. Chiriqui -meaning the Valley of the Moon in the language of Pre Columbian indigenous communities that lived here – is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, at just 3 hours by road from the Caribbean Sea (Bocas del Toro ). Chiriqui is at the border with Costa Rica and at 7 hours drive from Panama City and its Canal. Chiriqui is one of the most productive provinces in Panama because of its climate and fertile soil. Cattle activities, horse raising, flower growing, trout fishing, banana plantations, and the long-established production of vegetables and coffee take place in Chiriqui, the breadbasket of Panama.


The highlands of Chiriqui where our farms are located are composed of two main areas: Boquete and Volcán-Candela. The picturesque town of Boquete has been in the tourism spotlight in the last decade because of its spring-like weather, cost of life, and the many activities available in the area. However, the true essence of Boquete is found in the century-old tradition of coffee production: in fact, Boquete is home to some of the most unique coffees in the world and boqueteños take great pride in that.


The fertile conditions on the areas surrounding the Baru Volcano, regular rainfall and appropriate altitude are a key factor in the success of coffee production: The rich nutrients found in the volcanic soil, abundant moisture and cloud cover nourish the coffee plants producing high quality beans that develop a rich, deeper flavor.


The Volcan-Candela areas are known as the breadbasket of Panama, for most of the food consumed in the country comes from this area and nearby Cerro Punta.


As tourism is also a key component of the economy of the Highland area, coffee tours are one of the most popular attractions here. Usually, coffee tours include a visit to coffee plantations and to processing plants usually ends with a cupping of coffee. The area is also the main flower supplier in the country.


The Baru is a dormant volcano located between the Boquete and Volcan-Candela areas. At some 11,400 feet above sea level, the Baru is the highest point in Panama.


The fertile conditions on the areas surrounding the Baru Volcano, regular rainfall and appropriate altitude are a key factor in the success of coffee production: The rich nutrients found in the volcanic soil, abundant moisture and cloud cover nourish the coffee plants producing high quality beans that develop a rich, deeper flavor.

We roast this coffee in light roast that gives an aroma of guava, blueberry jam, and honey with full juicy body. It has a medium acidity with a flavour of fudge, dried fruits, melon, apricot, malty and winey aftertaste.


There is more to learn about coffees in Panama.

Try this new coffee offer that will surely amaze you. Have a brew-tiful day!


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